AssetPharmacy are here to support and advise on how to best manage your asthma.
Everything you need to know about asthma
How can asthma affect you?
Asthma is a long term condition where your airways get inflamed and narrow, the reason for which is not always clear. It affects 5.4m people in the UK* and the severity of symptoms can vary from person to person. Asthma generally causes shortness of breath, wheezing, a tightness in the chest and coughing, especially at night. Symptoms can vary in the course of the day or during different seasons.
How can you take control of your asthma?
It’s possible to control your symptoms with a preventer inhaler so that you have fewer or no symptoms at any time of day. This can allow you to exercise without problems. It’s not a bad idea to learn and remember the three Ts: Treatment, Technique, Trigger’s.
We’re here to support you
Follow the treatment directions given to you by your Doctor – and don’t forget you can pop into any AssetPharmacy and talk to us about how we can support you, discuss managing your asthma and we can answer any questions or concerns you have and offer our expert advice. The main treatments for asthma are inhalers which can be split into two types; a preventer inhaler which you will need to use every day, even if your asthma is under control and a reliever inhaler (usually blue) to use when needed if you are suddenly short of breath.
Are you using your inhaler correctly?
There’s a range of different types of inhalers that you might be prescribed, but mostly they fall into two categories. Each one has a particular technique that needs to be used to receive the right dose of asthma medicine.
We can help you
If you want to improve your inhaler technique, you can use a spacer to make taking the medication easier. Spacers are effective for any age, but essential for helping children to take the medicine. Please pop into AssetPharmacy and ask a member of our team for more information. If you find it difficult to hold your inhaler or press the canister down, consider a Haleraid that attaches a easy-squeeze handle to the inhaler.